Hurricane tips?!?!

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slapthecat
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Hurricane tips?!?!

Post by slapthecat » Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:11 pm

Ok B190 buddies. Has anyone had their B go through a hurricane?!?
I'm sitting here in Orlando, and have my B all prepped to live out of after the storm passes, as long as the B survives! It's going to be outside, parked alongside the house, facing north (so the wind comes up the back - dont want the wind coming up underneath the overhang!)

Just wondering if anyone on here has been through this and how did you fare? Any precautions you took that helped?!? Where did the water get in and what would you do to stop it the next time?!?

Thanks all...

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Re: Hurricane tips?!?!

Post by Kentuckian » Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:16 pm

Sorry to hear that you are in Irma's path.

Couple of thoughts...
... one thought would be to try to re-enforce the roof vent or AC shroud in case they take a hit from flying debris.
... I'd park it so that the over cab window is out of the wind as much as possible. I'd rather something hit the back than the front.
... I'm sure you are already planning to have some duct tape and plastic ready in case you need to make a quick repair...

All the best to you and yours!
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Re: Hurricane tips?!?!

Post by skater » Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:39 pm

Only other thing I could think of is make sure the fuel tanks are full. Don't be afraid to use the onboard generator (if you have it) to run things at the house, if needed.
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Re: Hurricane tips?!?!

Post by Choptop » Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:14 pm

No hints, hurricanes are few and far in between here In Wisconsin, but I wish you good luck and hope you are all safe.

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Re: Hurricane tips?!?!

Post by 190-b-651 » Sat Sep 09, 2017 11:15 pm

Wish you the best of luck prayers are with you and everyone in irma's path..

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Re: Hurricane tips?!?!

Post by slapthecat » Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:38 pm

Happy to say, the B did great! No leaks either!
It was down to a weak Cat2/Cat1 by the time it got here...

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Re: Hurricane tips?!?!

Post by Choptop » Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:19 pm

Good to hear !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Hurricane tips?!?!

Post by Kentuckian » Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:35 pm

Great news! I'm sure you are relieved!
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